I have Kenwood Sirius / HD radio in my '89. Sound is great with good speakers (it was in my Crown Vic with Boston Acoustics speakers.) Now I need to upgrade the speakers in the wagon. Back speakers are 4 x 10's with little magnet space. Polk Audio 4 x 6 are all that fit but they do sound good.
Atlanta has a lot of HD stations and when the radio switches from analog to HD, the improvement is noticable. I haven't done a road trip in a long time so don't know how effective it is in rural areas.